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Streetball tournament hits island

Bermuda’s first one-on-one streetball tournament will take place on the outdoor basketball court on Parsons Road, Pembroke, this Saturday.

This tournament will be the official launch of the AceBoy Sports Group, which bills itself as “a local aspiring athlete representation firm with a mission to promote and represent promising Bermudian athletes across a variety of sports, and help them reach their athletic goals”.

The “Battle on the Blacktop” takes place from 3pm to 7pm. There are no referees and players will be allowed to call their own fouls. The first to seven points win and advance to the next round.

“With this tournament being the official launch of ABSG, we hope to bring the local community in and around the Parsons Road area together for a day of family, fun, and basketball,” ABSG said. “This will be an annual event, as we hope to grow and make this a staple event in Bermuda sporting and basketball culture.

“Following this event will come various other events centred around other sports in Bermuda. Various AceBoy Athletes who we currently promote and work with will also be in attendance.”

There are two age groups for the tournament, for players aged 16 and over and aged 13 to 15. The 16 and over group prize is $200 cash and a trophy. Age 13-15 group winners claim a free ABSG T-shirt.

The buy-in price for players in both age groups is $10.

“Battle on the Blacktop” is officially sponsored by Chubb Bermuda and there will be official ABSG T-shirts on sale at the event for $15.

Admission to watch the tournament is free and players can register early via: Instagram: @aceboysg; Facebook: AceBoy Sports Group; Email: aceboypromotions@gmail.com; Text: 1-441-518-8205. Players can come on the day of the event at 2.45pm for on-site registration.